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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 18th June 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2022. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 18th June on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Def Leppard, Queen and Alice Cooper.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 18th June 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Def Leppard - Ride Into The Sun
  • 02 - Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter
  • 03 - Chris Spedding - Motor Bikin'
  • 04 - Queen - I'm In Love With My Car
  • 05 - Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot
  • 06 - Mott The Hoople - Drivin' Sister
  • 07 - David Bowie - Always Crashing In the Same The Car
  • 08 - Alice Cooper - Slick Black Limousine
  • 09 - Pat Travers - Hot Rod Lincoln
  • 10 - Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath
  • 11 - Deep Purple - Space Truckin'
  • 12 - T. Rex - Buick Mackane

Show Intro

"Well welcome once again my fellow music lovers to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. And have we got a different show for you tonight because you may be able to hear a little background noise. That is because I am currently travelling at somewhere between 65 and 70 miles an hour on the bus all the way from Atlanta, Georgia to Miami in Florida. As you're listening to this I'm in Miami. It's a very different show. Bit of a rumble underneath me. That's the engine. And the music tonight is all tied in with travel and motors and cars and bikes and trucks, locomotives. It's a very road show. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 wheels doesn't matter. We have some fantastic music lined up. Including this one. It is Def Leppard. But it's not new. This is one of the first things that we ever recorded back in 1978."

Def Leppard

"Yes as I speak to you right now it is currently 2:30am on Friday morning. As I said on my way to Miami in Florida. We just came off stage about three hours ago in Atlanta. It absolutely bucketed it down with rain. You've never seen anything like it. Actually we have. We saw this similar kind of rain in Mannheim in '86 and at the Narara Festival in Australia in 1984. But my goodness the crowd were absolutely drowned. The band were absolutely drowned. It was blowing in so far it blew onto Rick's kit. And it actually cut out for about ten seconds. It really was quite spectacular. There was lightning and thunder. It wasn't really dangerous but it was definitely spectacular. And a very bizarre way to open a tour. One down 35 to go. It can only get a little easier from this moment onwards. But what a great way to start the tour. And what a great way to start out the show tonight. The first song that Def Leppard ever recorded back in 1978. Fairview Studios in Hull. From The Def Leppard E.P. we just heard Ride Into The Sun."


"And sticking with two wheeled motors. It doesn't get much better than this from Montrose."

"And before that Montrose from their debut album back in 1973. We heard the absolutely immortal Bad Motor Scooter."

Chris Spedding

"Local lad. I always thought he was from Sheffield but apparently he's from Chesterfield. And he was once a Womble. He was also stage guitarist for Roxy Music and played a lot of guitar for Bryan Ferry on his various solo stuff. It is of course Chris Spedding. It's taken from the Best Glam Rock Album In The World Ever. It is Motor Bikin'."


"Right we're gonna move on from two wheeled vehicles to a four wheeled vehicle. Courtesy of Roger Taylor and Queen."

"And before that Queen from A Night At The Opera with one of the greatest songs that Roger Taylor ever wrote. I'm In Love With My Car."

Led Zeppelin

"Spectacular vocal performance there from Mr. Robert Plant. It's Led Zeppelin from Physical Graffiti with Trampled Underfoot. It's actually, read the lyrics, it's very much about a car."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show. Coming to you from somewhere in between Atlanta, Georgia and Miami in Florida. Yes as I speak I'm actually travelling at a pretty rapid pace. And what fun it is to do my show at this speed. Coming up we've got a litte bit of Mott The Hoople."

Mott The Hoople

"And before that from one of my favourite albums if not my favourite albums of all time Mott by Mott The Hoople. 1973 the song Drivin' Sister."

David Bowie

"I do need to make one acknowledgement here. Something that we helped celebrate tonight on stage in front of 40,000 people in Atlanta, Georgia. Last night being the Thursday if you like, as I'm recording this show, not as you're hearing it. It was the 50th anniversary of the release of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. 50 years ago. In fact we played a little snippet of the song Ziggy Stardust on stage in Atlanta. Obviously because of the nature of this show I'm not playing anything off Ziggy this week. I shall celebrate it more next week. This week though it's all about cars. But I did wanna play Bowie. So we just heard a song from his 1976 album Low. The song Always Crashing In the Same The Car."

Alice Cooper

"Well here's a couple of songs about a specific kind of car. Starting off with Alice Cooper."

"And before that Alice Cooper. It was originally a flexi-disc single free in the NME. But nowadays it is found as a bonus track on the re-released version of of Billion Dollar Babies. It is Slick Black Limousine."

Pat Travers

"From his eponymously titled album. That is Pat Travers from 1976. I saw him open for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band on that tour and he was fantastic. That's a great cover of an old Chuck Berry tune called Hot Rod Lincoln."

Jethro Tull

"So moving away from two and indeed four wheeled vehicles and with a little bit of artistic license being allowed here this is Jethro Tull."

"Before that Jethro Tull from the 40th anniversary special edition of the album Aqualung and what an album. We heard Locomotive Breath."

Deep Purple

"Back in the summer of 1978 Def Leppard did their first concert at a place called Westfield School and the equipment was carried to that particular show in the back of two cars. Borrowed from the parents of my friends Andy and Ian. These days in the summer of 2022 it takes 27 trucks to get our gear from A to B. It's a totally different world. Very different to the trucks that Deep Purple apparently employed during the Machine Head tour. One of their trucks went through space. A little bit like the album cover for On Through The Night. in fairness yes. Machine Head, Deep Purple, Space Truckin'. Great song."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, with the engine as you can hear throbbing heartily underneath my posterior, somewhere between Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida. Is about it for this particular show. It's been a real pleasure. What a great vibe to do a show at what 70 miles an hour - ooh that was a nasty pothole we just went over, not to worry still here. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time from somewhere else in the States. I haven't looked through my itinerary so I don't know where I'll be but I will let you know next week. Until then I'm gonna leave you with yet one last car song This gentleman wrote loads of songs about cars. This one may be familiar to you if you're a Guns N' Roses fan. They covered it on The Spaghetti Incident album. This is T. Rex from the 1972 album Slider with Buick Mackane. Till next week see ya!."

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